BFH Staff Directory


Bureau Director and Administrative Staff

Bureau Director

Rachel Sisson

785-296-1310

Deputy Bureau Director

Mary Murphy

785-291-3160

Lorraine Gavin-Nwakpuda

Program Consultant

785-291-3812

Lynn Mowder

Administrative Specialist for the Bureau

785-291-3368

Amber Sellers

Public Service Administrator II

785-296-8238

(Vacant)

Health Planning Consultant/Maternal & Perinatal Initiatives

785-296-1205

Fiscal / Purchasing

Christina Ray

Fiscal Analyst

785-296-1547

Jamie Schumacher

Central Accounts Payable/Purchasing (CAP)

785-2967214

Epidemiology

Jamie Kim

Epidemiologist

785-296-6467

Lawrence Panas

Epidemiologist

785-296-8873

BFH Children & Families Section

Kelli Mark

Section Director

785-296-6136

Penny Hulse

Senior Administrative Assistant

785-296-1300

James Francis

Maternal Child and Health Data Analyst

785-296-7187

Jennifer Marsh

Women’s/Maternal Health Consultant

785-296-2156

Elisa Nehrbass

ECCS/KIDOS/MCH/Child & Adolescent Health Consultant

785-296-1305

Kelsee Torrez

MCH Behavioral Health Consultant

785-296-1327

Stephanie Wolf

Perinatal Health Consultant - Office at KDHE
KDHE Salina District Office

785-296-1306
785-827-9639

Kayzy Bigler

Unit Director

785-296-1316

Carrie Akin

MCH Program Manager

785-296-1234

Genoveva (Geno) Fernandez

Pregnancy Maintenance &Teen Programs Manager

785-296-1307

Brooke Sisson

Home Visiting Program Manager

785-296-7433

Melanie Knebel

Home Visiting Program Consultant

785-296-1311

Taylor Atwood

MCH Program Consultant

785-296-1308

Angela Oldson

Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program Manager

785-296-1304

Toni Merrill

Family Planning Program Consultant

785-296-6141

Ivonne Rivera-Newberry

Family Planning Clinical Consultant – Office at KDHE
KDHE Wichita District Office

785-296-1300
316-337-6189

Special Health Care Needs – Children & Families Section

Kelly Totty

SHCN Program Manager

785-296-1295

Marc Anderson

SHCN Financial Eligibility Specialist

785-296-1313

Liz Del Real

SHCN Bi-Lingual Care Coordinator

785-296-1312

Karen Perez

SHCN  Bi-Lingual Care Coordinator – PT

785-296-1312

Karlene McCracken

SHCN Care Coordinator

785-296-3617

Infant Toddler/Part C – Children & Families Section

Heather Staab

Part C State Coordinator

785-296-2245

Diane Alexander

Public Service Administrator

785-296-6135

Robert Zachritz

Data Program Analyst

785-296-1294

Belinda Sanders

Fiscal Analyst

785-296-1329

Early Care and Youth Programs (Child Care)

Lori Steelman

Section Director

785-296-8026

Elizabeth (Liz) Crosswhite

Business Supervisor

785-296-8080

Debi Nelson

Business Analyst

785-296-1278

Teresa Becher

Administrative Specialist

785-296-8166

Michelle Broky

Senior Administrative Assistant

785-296-8234

Iesha (iesha) Craft

Senior Administrative Assistant

785-296-3339

Pam Essman

Administrative Specialist

785-296-1276

Madilyn (Madi) Dejarnette

Administrative Assistant

785-296-8081

Krista Gasperich-Hurla

Public Service Administrator II

785-296-2522

Beth Greene

Public Service Administrator II

785-296-6922

Debbie Kern

Program Consultant I

785-296-1395

Lisa Walker

Program Consultant I

785-296-8165

Roxanne Zillinger

Public Service Administrator II

785-296-1275

Karen Flanders

Enforcement Supervisor

785-296-1273

Grace Allen

District Specialist

785-296-7745

Vacant

Public Service Administrator II

785-368-7277

Early Care & Youth Administrative Staff Unit

Vacant

Public Service Administrator

785-296-8475

Cassandra Child

Senior Administrative Assistant

785-296-1270

Tricia Jimerson

Senior Administrative Assistant

785-291-3187

Kim Force

Senior Administrative Assistant

785-296-3569

Dilip Kar

Administrative Assistant

785-296-7793

Sandy Tellez

Administrative Assistant

785-296-3279

Vacant

Administrative Assistant

785-368-7010

BFH System of Support Section

Heather Smith

Section Director

785-296-4747

Cora Ungerer

Senior Administrative Specialist

785-296-8625

Vacant

Senior Administrative Specialist

785-368-8376

Screening & Surveillance Unit

Drew Duncan

Screening & Surveillance Unit Director

785-296-1292

Megan Specht

Screening & Surveillance Data Manager

785-296-6674

Kinsey Anderson

Screening & Surveillance Outreach and Education Coordinator

785-296-8212

Vacant

Birth Defects Program Coordinator

785-296-6134

Shawn Manos

NBS Blood Spot Program Manager

785-291-3363

Janice Conklin

NBS Blood Spot Administrative Assistant

785-296-0109

Michelle Black

NBS Blood Spot Follow-Up Coordinator

785-291-3366

Elizabeth Schardine

NBS Point of Care Program Manager/Audiologist

785-368-7167

Lisa Elliott

NBS Point of Care Program Consultant

785-296-6761

Vacant

NBS Point of Care Program Consultant

785-296-6861

BFH Nutrition and WIC Services

Dave Thomason

Section Director

785-296-1324

Vacant

Administrative Specialist

785-296-1320

Amanda Gerber

Program Consultant

785-296-1322

Vacant

Program Consultant

785-296-1325

Lisa Long

Program Consultant

785-296-1323

Lisa Medrow

Nutritionist

785-296-0949

Julie Norman (was Ornelas)

Nutritionist

785-296-0094

Amber Pelan

Public Service Executive

785-296-0092

Patrice Thomsen

Nutritionist Senior

785-296-1189

Kelly Vickers

Program Consultant

785-291-3134

Randy Volz

Program Analyst

785-296-2865

Ashley Waldo

Project Manager

785-296-0093

Vacant

Administrative Assistant

785-296-8956

Vacant

Program Consultant

785-296-1328

Vacant

Breastfeeding Coordinator

785-291-3161

Vacant

Nutritionist

785-296-0752